en arrière

adverb (or adjective) en ar·rière \äⁿnȧryeer\

Definition of en arrière

  1. 1 heraldry :  from the back an eagle proper en arrière

  2. 2 ballet :  toward the back :  backward —used of a movement or of the execution of a step a glissade en arrière

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Origin and Etymology of en arrière

French, behind, backward, in arrears


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